• the turnaway girls by hayley chewins

    I AM THE SWARM

    (VIKING CHILDREN'S, 2025)

     

    DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

     

    Meriam Metoui at Viking Children’s has acquired, at auction, Hayley Chewins’ debut YA novel-in-verse, I AM THE SWARM. Set in Cape Town, South Africa, the book follows a family of women who each inherit an irrational and unpredictable magical power at the age of fifteen; the youngest daughter, Nell, must learn to accept her new reality when her emotions begin to manifest as insects—including swarms of terrifying wasps. Publication is planned for spring 2025; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

    the turnaway girls by hayley chewins

    LOKI: SEASON ONE NOVEL

    (MARVEL PRESS, 2023)

    • Translated into French and Brazilian Portuguese
    • English version available in Australia & New Zealand

    Brought to you by the Time Variance Authority. For All Time. Always.

     

    Loki has always been burdened by the glorious purpose of subduing those around him. So when he finds the chance to regain the Tesseract after being captured by the Avengers, Loki uses its power to teleport to a safe location...only to be captured by the mysterious Time Variance Authority. Now Loki has to fight alongside the TVA to take down variant versions of himself in the multiverse! Will Loki take down the variants or will his mischievous side compel him to join them?

     

    Relive the multiverse adventure in the first season of Loki in this exciting retelling. 

     

    the sisters of straygarden place by hayley chewins

    THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE

    (CANDLEWICK PRESS, 2020)

    • Starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly
    • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
    • Winner of the 2020 Foreword Indies Prize for Juvenile Fiction

    “This is a magnificent tale of love, forgiveness, hope, the costs of magic and the complexities of family, all told with such poetry, such strange and subtle horrors, and set in a world so finely etched in bizarre and beautiful detail, I haven't stopped thinking about it for days.” -- Kate Milford, NYT bestselling author of Greenglass House

     

    Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them in the magical Straygarden Place, a house surrounded by tall silver grass and floating trees. They left behind a warning saying never to leave the house or go into the grass. "Wait for us," the note read. "Sleep darkly." Ever since then, the house itself has taken care of Winnow, Mayhap, and Pavonine -- feeding them, clothing them, even keeping them company -- while the girls have waited and grown up and played a guessing game: Think of an animal, think of a place. Think of a person, think of a face. Until one day, when the eldest, fourteen-year-old Winnow, does the unthinkable and goes outside into the grass, and everything twelve-year-old Mayhap thought she knew about her home, her family, and even herself starts to unravel.

     

    With luscious, vivid prose, poet and author Hayley Chewins transports readers to a house where beloved little dogs crawl into their owners' minds to sleep, sick girls turn silver, and anything can be stolen--even laughter and silence.

    the turnaway girls by hayley chewins

    THE TURNAWAY GIRLS

    (CANDLEWICK PRESS, 2018)

    • Starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly
    • A Kirkus Best Book of 2018
    • A 2019 Amelia Bloomer List pick
    • Translated into Polish, Hungarian, and Russian

    "A startlingly ambitious and lyrical debut... Fiercely imaginative and beautifully wrought." -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, internationally bestselling author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

     

    On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can’t make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn’t act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it’s a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught -- between the island’s sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom -- to sing, to change, to live -- is precisely what’s at stake.